13 February 1986 Optics And Symbolic Computing
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 0634, Optical and Hybrid Computing; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963999
Event: Optical and Hybrid Computing, 1986, Leesburg, United States
A new class of computer architectures is emerging, driven mostly by the requirements of symbolic computing (artificial intelligence). They may be succinctly described as fine-grained, tightly-coupled multiprocessor systems. This means that the architectures are composed of a large number of relatively noncomplex processors that are coupled in such a manner that any given processor has direct communication with many other processors. Such machines are more readily adaptable to the data element structures associated with symbolic computing than are the sequential machines available today. It is important that the optical processing/computing community begin to investigate the role of optics in fine-grained, tightly-coupled multiprocessor systems.
© (1986) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
John A. Neff, "Optics And Symbolic Computing", Proc. SPIE 0634, Optical and Hybrid Computing, (13 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963999; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963999

Back to Top